This Summer saw the arrival of the long awaited Maybelline Baby Lips lip balms that have become an extremely coveted product across the pond and I was well and truly swept up in the hype. Promising 8 hour hydration and at £2.99 a go, how could I resist? Especially with packaging that cute and colourful. Boots had an offer at the time for 3 for 2 so I decided to treat myself to three of the little beauties:
I had a difficult decision to make over whether to buy all three of the tinted balms or let myself have two and this one and this one won. As I’ve mentioned I suffer quite badly from cold sores and my lips can be in a bad way when I’m getting over one so an Intense care lip balm is always a must for me. So far so good with this one in terms of keeping my lips soft and hydrated.
As I have a ridiculous amount of pink coloured lip products, I went with Cherry Me, a red tint, and Peach Kiss, a peach tint. They smell amazing and the colours are gorgeous. They are perfect for wearing during the day and the tint in them is just the right amount.
All of these balms promise 8 hour hydration and I must say that it definitely doesn’t live up to this. Reapplying every couple of hours is necessary if you still want to feel the balm and pretty much as soon as its worn off then the benefits seem to go with it. But at £2.99 you can’t really complain, as when it is on the lips it feels amazing. It applies like a dream. Its so soft and more glossy than I expected it to me so glides on perfectly.
Given the pricing, it’s suprising that the balms are made of decent ingredients such as vitamin E, shea butter and aloe. However, they are also made up of petroleum and its no secret that this is more like a barrier for the lips and provides no real or long lasting benefits.
For £2.99 each though, and usually cheaper with offers in Boots and Superdrug, they are so worth it and I think every girl needs at least one of these lovely lip balms in their handbags, if not them all!